This Week’s Food Closet Donations and Volunteer Requests

This week’s requests – Notably Food closet donations have dropped off substantially during the last month – please, if you can, consider donating at this time.  Both food items and maintenance supplies are listed to keep the Food Closet’s shelves full and it’s environs in tip-top shape. Also – volunteers are again urgently needed – see below. As  always, much appreciation for your continuing care of the community.

Drop off donations at the Food Closet. The Diocese allows food pantries to remain open during Covid. All Saints Food Closet is taking precautions to protect staff, volunteers, customers and donors using a protocol from Second Harvest, the main Food Closet donor. The address and hours are: 425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto – M, T, W, F: 9 am-2:30 pm Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm. Access via the blue side door that opens onto Hamilton Street. Please call ahead – (650) 325-3663 to let them know you are coming. Please do not drop off food after hours – it brings up a variety of concerns as people apparently congregate unsafely after hours to go through the food.

Donating by Check: You can also donate by check. Check donations will be used to purchase needed shortfall items. Please write a check to the Downtown Streets Team, and write in the memo line “For Food Closet”.

Checks can be mailed to:
Ms. Sara Baltierrez, Project Manager
Downtown Streets Team,
1671 The Alameda, Suite 306,

San Jose, CA 9512

Current Donations Requests:

Food needs: 

Instant coffee
instant oatmeal in packets
Jam/jelly
15 oz cans of corn
Non food needs:
Brown paper grocery bags with handles
Rubber bands

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Downtown Streets Team Food Closet is located at 425 Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto

Mon, Wed, Thursday contact Charlotte Coker at 1(408) 591-7539.
Tuesday and Friday afternoons (12:30 for 2 hours) contact Shirley at 1(650) 704-9813.

All Covid protocols are strictly enforced.

Volunteers must be vaccinated and boosted.

Mandarin speaking would be an asset.